Detroit Free Press:

Cars on the road are older than they’ve ever been, sporting an average age of 11 years. And you can be sure that many aren’t getting the care they need.

In a survey last summer by AAA, about a quarter of the drivers said they neglected maintenance and repairs in the prior 12 months to save money.

Older cars are no longer under warranty so owners are paying for more repairs out of their own pockets, said Art Shaw, CEO of RepairPal in Emeryville, Calif., which offers repair estimates and shop recommendations. Read more.